21.01.2015

Schindler’s Technologies to Power Indonesia’s Tallest Building

Jakarta, 21 January 2015 – Construction of Indonesia’s tallest skyscraper, Thamrin Nine Tower 1, is well underway. Schindler, who was awarded the mobility contract for the project, is now in the process of installing the elevator and escalator systems.

Developed by PT Putra Gaya Wahana, the Thamrin Nine project is the largest mixed use development in the Bundaran HI area comprising of four apartment buildings, two office towers, a lifestyle hub, a luxury hotel, a boutique hotel and a service apartment complex.

Thamrin Nine Tower 1 is part of the first phase of the project’s development. Upon completion in 2017, it will claim the title of the tallest building in Indonesia, soaring over Jakarta’s skyline at 330 meters high with a total of 81 floors (6 basements with 75 floors above ground). The first 68 floors will be allocated to retail and office space while the upper floors will be taken up by a 180-room, Waldorf Astoria by Hilton Hotels and Resorts Group.

Schindler will supply 32 high-rise elevators and 34 escalators to serve over 6,000 people transiting through the building daily. The mobility solution will feature several observatory elevators that will shuttle hotel guests at a speed of 8 meters per second, and a special 4.5 tons elevator that will be able to transport vehicles to a height of 280 meters within less than 2.5 minutes, the first vehicle elevator in the world to be able to transport a Mercedes S class vertically without tilting the vehicle. Schindler 7000 series high-rise elevators will use energy-efficient frequency controlled motors and Power Factor 1 drives, which can regenerate electricity back into the building’s power grid.

Schindler’s PORT technology, the third and latest generation of the company’s destination control systems, will equip all office elevators to provide tenants with a highly efficient, intuitive and personalized building transit experience. The system will assign an elevator car at the same time an occupant or visitor’s credentials are verified. This will allow for a fully customized journey as well as enhanced security.

All elevators and escalators will be monitored by Schindler’s Lobby Vision, a building management tool that allows single-point supervision of multiple active systems.

"We are honored by PT Putra Gaya Wahana’s decision to choose Schindler as their mobility partner for this new and defining landmark in Jakarta. Now into the installation phase, we are focusing on deploying all our equipment and resources in the most efficient and safe manner. We look forward to the completion of the project, when our products and technologies will efficiently service the mobility needs of all tenants of Jakarta’s latest skyscraper”, says Hendrikus Hendra Gozali, President Director of PT Berca Schindler Lifts.

“We are very excited to commission Schindler for Thamrin Nine’s demanding vertical transportation needs. With an expected 25,000 potential tenants in the mixed use complex in Thamrin Nine, we require an elevator company which brings quality, reliability, technology and great safety into the mix. This is to ensure the building will provide exceptionally low waiting times, a great flow, thus bringing ease and convenience from one area to another in our massive 5,500,000 square feet building area.

We are very confident in Schindler’s product and installation works. With a mandate to provide office tenants a vertical transportation system with a high handling capacity and low waiting interval times, without transferring lifts, Schindler and our design team have engineered a unique mobility solution that will set a new benchmark in the market.

We are looking forward to showcasing this system which will be the fastest and most advanced lifts here in Jakarta, Indonesia, the largest metropolis in Southeast Asia”, says Alvin Gozali, President Director of PT Putra Gaya Wahana.

About PT. Berca Schindler Lifts
PT Berca Schindler Lifts (BSL) was established in 2000 as a joint-venture between Central Cipta Murdaya Group and Jardine Schindler Group. BSL is headquartered in Jakarta and designs, engineers, installs, maintains, and modernizes elevators, escalators, and moving-walks around Indonesia.